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General Marshall watches as Robert A. Lovett takes the oath of office as secretary of defense on September 17, 1951, administered by Ralph N. Stohl. Secretary Lovett’s family attends the ceremony. (GCMRL/Photographs, 854)
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Swearing In Of Secretary of Defense Lovett

1951
   
Author:  Signal Corps Motion Pictures

Subject: Postwar
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Silent; black & white; 1 min. Robert A. Lovett takes the oath of office as secretary of defense at the Pentagon on September 17, 1951. Lovett was nominated by President Truman to be acting secretary when General George C. Marshall resigned, and the nomination was confirmed on September 13. In addition to Lovett’s family, Anna Rosenberg and General J. Lawton Collins are among those congratulating the new secretary of defense.

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Location: Vault
Call No. 51.09.17B DISC 75
Language: english